Lele Marchitelli is an Italian composer, record producer, film score composer, songwriter and author of several television themes. His experience as a composer covers a vast variety of areas: avant-garde cinema and variety shows which currently in Italy have a cult following such as: “Avanzi” (Leftovers), “Tunnel”, “Pippo Kennedy Show” and “L’Ottavo nano” (Eighth dwarf).
As the musical director of the house band of these variety shows he invited different international musicians like Nirvana, Elvis Costello and Youssou N’ Dour, some of whom made their television performance debut under the guidance of Marchitelli.
Marchitelli has since composed the scores for many exposés and documentaries produced by the Italian journalist Michele Santoro such as “Sciuscia’” and “Robinù”. From 2001 until 2006 he was the Musical Director of the “Ambra Jovinelli Theatre” based in Rome. During the same period, Marchitelli focused on innovation and musical research reflecting his unfailing interest for experimentation.
Marchitelli has collaborated with acclaimed directors such as Giuseppe Piccioni, Maurizio Sciarra, Francesco Bruni, Renato De Maria, Cinzia TH Torrini, Riccardo Milani and Carlo Verdone. One of Marchitell’s most recognized collaborations comes from the work of award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino. Together they worked on the film “La Grande Bellezza”, which won the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.
He also scored the original soundtrack for the TV series “The Young Pope” directed by Sorrentino and his last movie “Loro”. Marchitelli’s most recent work can be heard in the hit HBO series “Mare Of Easttown”.